Quarterlife Counseling

What Is A Quarterlife Crisis?

If you are having one, you probably already have a sense of what a quarterlife crisis feels like. No two are exactly alike, however. Often, one feels lost—trying to identify what is missing or what to do next. Not knowing what to do can be crippling and sap motivation. For others, a path has already been chosen, and navigating the transition has proven to be overwhelming.


A quarterlife crisis, which occurs in your 20s or 30s, is a time period when you feel stressed out and have doubts about how to transition into adulthood. It is often accompanied by worry that you won’t make the “right” choices.

We Understand Where You Are

While being in your 20s and 30s can be an exciting time of life, it can also feel overwhelming. This is often the time when you are experiencing so many things for the first time, like transitioning from school to a full-time career, deciding whether to go to graduate school, moving to a new city, ending a relationship, getting engaged, increasing individual responsibility, and budgeting your finances. You may think you should have it all figured out already.


Sometimes quarterlife issues present themselves as fundamental choices—comfort in a relationship or job v. taking a risk; fun lifestyle v. settling down; financial support v. independence. No matter what the issues, a quarterlife crisis is a difficult thing to successfully navigate.


We are here to help you understand who you really are and to create the life that you want.

Quarterlife Counseling Can Help You

Our skilled Quarterlife Center Counselors specialize in working with individuals and couples in their 20s and 30s in a supportive, caring, confidential setting. Our philosophy is that counseling should be a partnership between therapist and client. We will work together to help you identify your passions, achieve your goals and thrive in your life.


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Counseling Services

We offer the following types of counseling services to clients:


Individual Counseling
Couples Counseling
Premarital Counseling
Career Coaching

Individual Counseling

Nervous that you haven’t figured out what to do with your life? Worried that you’re getting left behind as your peers move on? Lacking motivation or direction? Trying to identify your passion? Thinking about starting graduate school? Struggling in a relationship? Feeling pressure to get married and settle down? Relying on your parents for financial support more than you’d like? Feeling confused by all of the options available to you?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to consider starting therapy. Psychotherapy is a treatment process that is often very useful in helping people cope with their problems.  Our licensed therapists are dedicated to helping you, and they are skilled at listening and providing feedback. In individual counseling, you will explore and discuss your difficulties and develop solutions to your particular problems.


It is common to feel nervous and ambivalent when beginning the therapy process. Our compassionate, caring counselors will work with you to ensure that you feel comfortable with opening up about yourself and your relationships.


Our counselors can meet with you in person or via video or phone, depending on your preference. Individual counseling sessions are 45 minutes. We will tailor your counseling to your particular needs and goals.


Here are some ways in which individual counseling at QLC can help you:

  • Discover your core principles and purpose
  • Make tough choices
  • Work toward lasting and rewarding relationships
  • Set and achieve career goals
  • Explore family relationships
  • Decrease anxiety and panic attacks
  • Decrease depression
  • Improve motivation and focus
  • Feel less lonely
  • Improve life satisfaction
  • Increase confidence
  • Explore sexual issues
  • Address financial stress and spending habits

Couples Counseling

Life transitions that occur in your twenties and thirties can be exciting for couples, but they are also stressful. Building a life together is a wonderful thing, but it also can create significant tension and anxiety. As couples consider taking their relationships to the next level, whether its moving in together, planning for marriage or having a baby, they often experience increased conflict and miscommunication, decreased sexual intimacy, and even doubts about their compatibility.


At QLC, we understand how these transitions affect couples, and we are here to help you work together as a couple to navigate these challenging times.


These are some of the areas our marriage counselors can help you with:

  • Communication skills
  • Empathy and understanding
  • Effective conflict resolution
  • Anger and resentment
  • Decision-making as a couple
  • Emotional connection
  • Sexual intimacy
  • Infidelity
  • Trust
  • Conflict about finances

Premarital Counseling

Are you considering taking your relationship to the next level? Have you started talking to each other about marriage? Are you already engaged and planning your wedding?


As you prepare for your future together, our QLC counselors are here to support and guide you toward a successful, satisfying marriage.


Our premarital counseling typically is 3-6 sessions, depending on the needs of the couple. While there are common topics that we address in premarital counseling, the sessions will be tailored to your specific needs and goals.


These are some of the areas that we’ll help you explore in premarital counseling:

  • Emotional intimacy and connection
  • Communication
  • Love languages
  • Conflict resolution
  • Sexuality
  • Finances
  • Building trust
  • Childrearing
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • Relationships with in-laws
  • Relationships with friends
  • Career and work-life balance


Career Coaching

Are you struggling with a career choice? Do you feel stuck in your job and unable to make a move? Are you having problems with your boss or co-workers? Are you feeling unmotivated? Do you want to improve your productivity and concentration? Do you know where you want to go in your career, but don’t know how to get there? Or maybe you are unclear about where you want to head?


For many quarterlifers, figuring out your career, and finding a job, is one of the biggest stressors. Whether it’s the job you have, the one you wish you had, or the one you have not yet imagined—thinking about it probably consumes a lot of your time and energy. We know that there are unlimited career issues that quarterlifers deal with, and we are skilled at helping you figure it all out. Our philosophy is that career coaching is a partnership between therapist and client.


Here are some of the ways career coaching can help you:

  • Explore your passion and purpose
  • Identify your career goals
  • Achieve your career goals
  • Ask for a raise and promotion
  • Leave a job that is no longer working for you
  • Address burn-out
  • Organize and manage your job search
  • Adjust to a new job
  • Organize your tasks at work
  • Increase productivity and focus
  • Improve your relationships with your boss and colleagues
  • Achieve work-life balance